Glenn’s Meal 08-15-13

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Good morning everyone. I’m kind of blown away by the fact that a light came on in my brain today when this next statement dropped into my spirit; “you don’t achieve anything by yourself.” Get ready for a really filling meal!


Father, I come before you this morning on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to state that we know that You had the power to part the Red Sea, and that You still have that same power. It was scary for Moses and the people of Israel to step out into that fast-moving water. But, by faith, they obeyed and You blessed them. When we today face our “Red Seas” of life that look scary, make us feel helpless or uncertain, please give us the courage and faith to step out and follow You. Help us keep moving through the doors of opportunities You provide; through the difficult decisions and circumstances of life, because we know You are here with us, just like you were with Moses at the Red Sea. May You get the glory for all that is accomplished. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

It Takes At Least Two

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. – Ecclesiastes 4:9

Have you discovered yet that you are incomplete by yourself? During my “warrior” stage of life you would have been hard-pressed to convince me that I needed you or anyone else. I was a very independent, pride filled person. I thought that I could get by on my own. Then God stepped in and humbled me. I know very few people willing to admit their need for others, but many who live according to this principle. However, sooner or later we discover God’s truth regarding our need for others.

God made us to need others. We may not discover this until we fail — fail in a business, a marriage, a close friendship, or in a client relationship. We are incomplete without the ongoing input from others into our lives. An independent spirit is one of the most detestable sins from God’s viewpoint. It is the highest form of pride. “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice” (Proverbs 13:10).

God has made each of us so that we have only so many gifts. He did not give any of us all the available gifts. Hence, we learn to depend on others and to humbly trust others to complete us where we are deficient.

David had Jonathan. Paul had Silas. John Wesley had George Whitefield. Now here I go with information that just blew me away as I researched it. Martin Luther had Philip Melanchthon, who was 14 years younger than he was. Martin Luther learned that he needed someone in his life to complete the work God called him to do. Luther had the greatest respect for this friend who helped him reform the Church of their day, and the Church as we know it at present. Luther learned a great deal from Melanchthon, who was a great scholar at a young age. He could speak several languages, and he became Professor of Greek at the new University of Wittenberg when he was 21 years old. This was ten months after Luther posted his famous thesis on the church door in Wittenberg. Melanchthon helped shape the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century through his research, writings, moral purpose, and religious conscience. Luther and Melanchthon became inseparable, and when they died, they were buried next to each other.

Who has God placed in your life to complete you? Perhaps it is a mate. Maybe it is a close friend. Possibly it is a business partner. If you lack this in your life, I encourage you to seek someone out who can speak into your life. If you have someone like this, tell him or her how much you appreciate the role he or she plays in your life.


“Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars.”

Thomas a Kempis

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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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